Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah is a strong and dedicated man who has spent over a decade working to raise disability awareness in his home country of Ghana. Cumberland Road Elementary is an school committed to inclusivity and global connectedness. How the two came together in the space of one week is a story worth sharing!
Cumberland Road is embarking on its second year of an ‘all school read’. The book selected this year – to be incorporated across the curriculum in all grade levels – is Emmanuel’s Dream. Early last week, the One-Book-One-School team met to plan some kickoff activities for the program; through the Emmanuel’s Dream website they realized Emmanuel was in the process of biking from Dallas to Washington, D.C. And what’s more…as of last Wednesday he was in Ohio – only 1.5 hours away! The team contacted Emmanuel, who offered to bring his bike and road crew on a side visit to CRE!
As a result, last Friday saw a One-Book-One-School kick off like no other, when Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah himself road into CRE! Emmanuel shared his own story of hopping to school, obtaining his first bicycle, and riding across Ghana. After the CRE school day ended, Emmanuel many CRE students rode bicycles outside together! Emmanuel’s dream is to build an inclusive school in Ghana – one with strong academics, and with sport & adaptive therapy. As CRE students learn more about Emmanuel and Ghana this year, it will be exciting to see what dreams they dream to change the world!
Learn more about Emmanuel’s work towards disability awareness at the Emmanuel’s Dream website.